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UK immigration acts 'to slow the path to settlement for refugees'

11:03 17/09/2013
The UK's immigration minister Mark Harper has announced that he intends to take steps to 'slow the path to settlement for refugees'. The announcement came in a written ministerial statement released...

UK immigration has 'stopped trying to catch illegal immigrants'

14:06 10/09/2013
The UK's opposition Labour Party has accused the government of presiding over an immigration system in chaos. The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, told the House of Commons that the government...

UK immigration has 'stopped trying to catch illegal immigrants'

13:51 06/09/2013
The UK's opposition Labour Party has accused the government of presiding over an immigration system in chaos. The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, told the House of Commons that the government...

MPs say UK immigration figures are 'a guess'

18:12 30/07/2013
A committee of MPs has issued a report claiming that the UK's immigration statistics are 'not fit for purpose'. It has called for the 'e-borders' system which was first proposed by Tony Blair in 2005...

MPs say UK immigration backlog rose by 180,000 in a year

14:27 17/07/2013
The total number of cases in the UK's immigration backlog rose by 190,000 in the last three months of 2012 to over 502,000 cases according to the House of Commons' Home Affairs Committee (HAC). The...

Angry reaction to UK immigration's visa 'security bonds'

15:14 01/07/2013
India and Nigeria have reacted angrily to the announcement by the UK's Home Secretary Theresa May that the UK intends to introduce 'security bonds' for some visitors in an attempt to ensure visa...

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